#SpeakUpSunday is an Active Voice campaign to document the inappropriate comments and sexist statements that female journalists receive on a regular basis. We are currently accepting submissions for our first #SpeakUpSunday, coming this week. You can submit your experience via email at activevoice [at] splc.org or via the Active Voice Tumblr. Your entry can be anonymous.
Today at a SXSWedu panel, researchers from the University of Kansas released the results of a survey about the prevalence of censorship in high school media. The team, led by Peter Bobkowski and Genelle Belmas, questioned 461 high school student journalists. Through this research, a pattern emerged in which young women reported experiencing censorship - either… Continue reading New research finds female high school journalists bear the burden of censorship
[su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/9CnTzA9Jogw"] Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Tanvi Kumar, former editor-in-chief of Cardinal Columns at Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac High School talks about being censored and how she was able to overcome it. Kumar and her staff were punished after publishing an in-depth news article, “The Rape Joke,” that included interviews with survivors of… Continue reading Lady Journo Confessional: Tanvi Kumar
Being a woman is a powerful thing. That’s the impression I’ve been under since childhood. From my fearless mom to smart, sassy teachers and my favorite fictitious role models (Lois Lane and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), all the great women I aspired — and still aspire — to be like had drive, a purpose,… Continue reading Meagan Hurley: What it means to be a woman in power
Do you remember the first time you were told that you couldn’t report on something? How your breath stopped short in your chest? The way the light drained from your eyes and anger sparked in your stomach and you knew your cheeks were on fire? The way your eyes never left the floor? The way… Continue reading Kelcey Caulder: Advice from a college journalist
[su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi8CL_Hf6j8&feature=youtu.be"] Mary Beth Tinker, Geneva Overholser, and Sherrese Smith talk about the importance of taking risks. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music is "Rainbow Street" by Scott Holmes (CC 4.0).
[su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/d9wojXSUn4A"] Mary Beth Tinker, Geneva Overholser, Priscilla Painton and Sherrese Smith share why they feel speaking up about women's issues is so important. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music is "Rainbow Street" by Scott Holmes (CC 4.0).
[su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/bVfGQr1JKv8"] Linda Kramer Jenning, Priscilla Painton, Sherrese Smith, Mary Beth Tinker, and Geneva Overholser share their reasons for loving journalism. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music is "Rainbow Street" by Scott Holmes (CC 4.0).
[su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/SapApDKgEJo"] Mary Beth Tinker, Sherrese Smith, Priscilla Painton, and Linda Kramer Jenning give advice on using your active voice and being passionate about your work. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean. Music is "Rainbow Street" by Scott Holmes (CC 4.0).